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Electric vehicle charging points will be made available to all residents, North Yorkshire Council has pledged.

Announcing a new strategy to boost electric vehicle usage, leaders said an enhanced network of charging points was key - despite challenges caused by the county's terrain. The council's executive will meet on 2 May to consider the findings of a public consultation. It has already secured £2.2m in funding for 70 charge points
Councilor Keane Duncan, executive member for highways and transport, said: "We have already made huge steps in the delivery of electric vehicle charging infrastructure thanks in part to the pilot Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) funding - the highest amount secured by any local authority in the country.
"The rural nature of North Yorkshire means delivering charging points is more difficult, but we are ready to rise to the challenge to ensure our area does not fall behind."
According to the council, there are almost 4,000 electric vehicles registered in North Yorkshire and 225 publicly available charge points. It is predicted 724 chargers will be needed by 2025, and 3,161 charge points by 2030. Half will need to be funded by the public sector at a cost of £10.3 million, the council said.

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Patrick Kiash Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Keane Duncan and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Gaby Riet

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      Great idea from north your council.

      • Joseph Githinji

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        This will quicken transition to clean energy.

      • Hilda Wangui

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        That a good plan

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